« Gov. Scott embarks on 'work days' | Main | Pam Bondi will appoint inspector general to investigate foreclosure lawyer dismissals »

U.S. Senate passes debt deal, with Nelson a yes and Rubio a no

The U.S. Senate just passed the debt deal, averting the federal government's default on its debt. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., voted for it; Republican Sen. Marco Rubio cast a "no" vote.

Rubio on his vote: “I cannot support this plan because it fails to actually solve our debt problem, fails to diminish the risk of a credit rating downgrade and is not a long-term solution to avert a debt crisis."

Nelson: "This is not a perfect plan, but it’s something we need to have right now. Government spending must be cut. The public debt must be reduced – otherwise our economy will not recover and America will no longer be in good standing around the world."

The bill passed the House of Representatives Monday evening. It now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

ally

It's nice to know that Rubio is team player and that he has our country's best interest in mind. Thank you Marco Rubio for caring more about your platform than trying to cooperate on a debt solution.

Marco Rubio, your self absorbed, self centered, jerkoff senator basically just told us "it's either my way or the highway".

DLA

Staying true to his radical tea party roots, today Senator Rubio voted to send this country over a cliff rather than back a compromise agreed to by both sides.

His self-absorbed grandstanding is shameful and further serves to demonstrate he is actually part of the bitter partisan divide breaking Congress rather than a force that can change it.

Tom morris

Good for Senator Rubio. Without votes like his, the public is likey to think the policymakers did something significant about the US debt. In fact, of course, all they did was signal a slowing of federal spending. Time will tell if other policymakers have the political courage to get the US back on tract to fiscal responsibility.

nfs

Hey Tom, I'd like to see Rubio have the courage to explain what these photos are all about.

Rubio like the coward he his has been and continues to hide behind David Rivera. They share the same morally eroded friends, Esther Nuhfer & Alina Garcia. Marco Rubio is pictured here with both of them in a cult type religious ceremony(real photos) in Puerto Rico. http://www.flickr.com/photos/63622372@N05/5794392008/in/set-72157626753071139/

Nuhfer collects money from both Rivera and Rubio and is the focus of an ongoing investigation.
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/esther_nuhfer/

Garica's daughter Alyn Higgins has also benefited from her Rubio/Rivera ties and is also being investigated.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/15/v-print/2018396/investigators-look-into-rep-riveras.html

Bob

Thank you for the no vote Rubio. This billl doesnt really do anything anyway.

Thomas Smith

I am Disappointer Mario. You put partisan politics above the interests of your constituents!

BamBam

You're a genius Bob. Thanks for your input.

Bob says, "This billl doesnt really do anything anyway."

..."really" being the operative word right?

It's people like you that make people like us understand politics better. Thank you.

west coast guy

Rubio on his vote: “I cannot support this plan because it fails to actually solve our debt problem, fails to diminish the risk of a credit rating downgrade and is not a long-term solution to avert a debt crisis."

Finally, a Republican who states increased revenue must be part of any solution to the debt problem. Why isn't the Herald headlining this?

The comments to this entry are closed.